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The Green Party was so delighted to have welcomed Meredith to lead our entire team in a chocolate meditation. Meredith posted everyone delicious sachets of chocolate in the post before the digital event. That unto itself made people feel cared for. Everyone was grateful for the experience. We would be delighted to welcome Meredith back.

My group wellbeing experiences blend taste, connection, storytelling and mindfulness – with a generous amount of good chocolate thrown in, of course. They’re grounded in my experience in mindful eating and work as a chocolatier.

I particularly enjoy working with teams who want invest in the whole person that turns up to work – and are not just looking for token ways to boost productivity. It’s often companies looking for slightly quirkier, but still meaningful ways to explore mindfulness and wellbeing!

After many years of not managing my own stress very well in a range of office jobs, I love now being able to help other people find delicious ways to manage stress and develop a deeper sense of calm.

The types of companies I’ve worked with include: small food businesses, tech startups, e-commerce marketplaces, travel companies, large software development organisations, hospitality colleges & gaming companies. So a VERY broad range! 

My team and group sessions are gentle, sensory and fun. I have a particular focus on helping people develop skills for simple everyday self-care

These experiences bring together principles of mindfulness, mindful eating & compassionate listening, and can help people with… 

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To give you a little taster, examples of the types of sessions I provide include…

Guided Chocolate/Hot Chocolate Meditation

sensory tasting & meditation sessions with a generous sprinkle of ethical chocolate

Team Building & Connection Sessions

chocolate + mindfulness-based activities bringing teams together to build understanding & communication

Exploring Mindful Eating

delve into the principles of
mindfulness and mindful eating with a bespoke workshop,
supported by guided meditation

Immersive Chocolate Wellbeing Experience

blend of activities & meditations bringing teams together to explore wellbeing over a half or full day

Mindfulness Meditation Programmes

regular team meditation or bespoke programme designed to build
mindfulness skills (recorded or live)

Calm Cocoa Hot Chocolate Popup Bar

a delicious addition to your
wellbeing or team event incorporating Calm Cocoa hot chocolate

 I often have a mixed level of experience amongst people taking part in sessions. This ranges from those with regular self-care strategies already in place through to people who are complete beginners in the world of wellbeing. For newbies, my workshops are a lovely way to start to exploring meditation and mindfulness in a very non-threatening, non-judgemental way.

Of course there are many benefits of mindfulness and sensory connection, but the other element of these sessions that’s also really valuable is taking time out for people to be together as a team. Especially when it involves chocolate!

I offer online and in-person sessions around the UK (and also supply team gifts from my Calm Cocoa by Meredith Whitely range).

Drop me a note at meredith@foodatheart.co.uk to find out more

Download Chocolate Wellbeing Brochure

 
Why me? I’ve been running creative and mindful chocolatey workshops with teams since 2015.
I trained as a meditation teacher with the British School of Meditation in 2017 to add an extra layer of wellbeing to my sessions.
Prior to this I spent over 17 years of working for various big companies – and ran many workshops across this time!
I understand first hand the importance of managing stress and developing a greater sense of resilience in a work environment –
and want to give people some tasty tools to help them along their journey towards better balance.

A little more about why I do what I do

I loved the balance of hands on working together … as well as learning about mindfulness and meditation.

You reminded me to pay more attention to the experience I was having through being mindful. It’s too easy to rush, and forget how much there is to enjoy from experiencing good food.

Some of the companies, events & festivals I’ve created bespoke workshops, tasting sessions & meditations for …

Companies I've created wellbeing sessions for
Events I've created wellbeing sessions for
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